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Walter Hinz (1894 - 1965)

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Walter Hinz
1894 - 1965
Born
September 4, 1894
Death
November 1965
Last Known Residence
Washington
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Walter Hinz of Washington was born on September 4, 1894, and died at age 71 years old in November 1965.
Updated: November 10, 2011
Biography ID: 82621694

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Walter Hinz passed away at age 71 years old in November 1965. Walter Hinz of Washington was born on September 4, 1894.

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Walter Hinz lived 4 years shorter than the average Hinz family member when he died at the age of 71.
The average age of a Hinz family member is 75.
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1894 - 1965 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Walter Hinz was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1927, he was 33 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1942, Walter was 48 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1951, Walter was 57 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1965, in the year of Walter Hinz's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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